I am moving to a brand new division, which uses Daily 5 in most of their classrooms. I have purchased both the second edition of the Daily 5 and Café book, and am working my way through reading them. Although, I am really struggling with when/how to begin daily 5. Meaning, I plan to test my grade 1 students to see where they are with basic letter and sound recognition, but after I obtain this information I don’t know how to work phonics into my daily 5 time. I know in the beginning you introduce students to “read to self” followed by “read to someone”, but when is there time to teach my grade 1 students basic letters, sounds and sight words? I understand that once all my stations are up and running I will have time to work with students, but how long is this going to take? I worry about my students falling behind, by possibly not being introduced to basic letters, sounds and sight words until October.